Last Monday we hiked out to "The Point," a cluster of doomstruck old buildings deep in the forest along the Hudson River.
The house was designed by noted architect Calvert Vaux, and abandoned in 1963. Today all the wood trim and the porches are gone, and the vines have climbed up the side.
The greenhouse has almost collapsed, with catacombs beneath where the furnace once lived. The brick dairy barn yawns like the skull of Cyclops.
(photo credit: Morgen Nebel)
"Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."
----The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura------
From Dark Roasted Blend, via BoingBoing
More about The Point
Book: Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape
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Bennett School for Girls
The Creative Habitats of John Burroughs